Vineyard Photography Featured in Wine Spectator

View of the vineyards at Shafer Vineyards, Napa, CA

View of Shafer Vineyards, tasting room and winery. Photo by Russ Widstrand

Wine Spectator recently ran an article on my client Shafer Vineyard's classic Napa Cabernet... Hillside Select. This was a retrospective tasting of the wine from 1978-2009. One of my photographs was used to illustrate the article, shown above.

Author James Laube had this to say about Shafer's wine making evolution...

"In the late 1980's, John's son, Doug Shafer, and winemaker Elias Fernadnez, who joined the company in 1984, looked up the 1978 harvest numbers and found that the grapes had been picked at between 24.8 and 27 Brix – even riper than John had thought. Furthermore, Doug and Fernandez had grown interested in enologist Michel Rolland's recommendation that Napa vintners seek riper flavors by increasing hang time."

A pdf of the article is below. View more of Russ Widstrand's vintner related imagery here and here.

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